Bad Girls of Fashion by Jennifer Croll

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There are moments when colorful visuals send an electric volt to my brain, as soon as I saw the cover art for this new book, The Bad Girls of Fashion I immediately wanted to know more about it.  Vancouver based Author, Jennifer Croll  and Illustrator, Ada Buchholc bring the worlds most courageous and fashionable women to life in this new must have.

This colorful gem flows like a historical encyclopedia of all the stylish greats.  It begins with one of the oldest fashion Goddesses to have walked this earth, Cleopatra. Continue reading

Bedrooms with Amanda Laurel Atkins

 

 

Adulting can be fun when artist  Amanda Laurel Atkins shares her work in the form of a coloring book. Bedrooms, Atkins illustrated book is filled with detailed scenes of bedrooms. Her quirky fascination with bedrooms has been with her since she was a child. Atkins revels with the notion that a bedroom is more than just a place to sleep, its your very own sanctum. I was lucky enough to interview Atkins about her art background, inspiration and a couple of other things.

When I first came across Atkins work I was attracted to the use of rich hues and artsy vintage flair. Dreamy scenes of women lost in thought with coolsville hairdos and  feminine vintage fashion are pleasing to the eye. Read on to find out more about Atkins love of blues, Frida Kahlo and where she would go if she could time travel.

 

 

Lahuntress: How early in age did you know you wanted to be an artist? Continue reading

Schiaparelli and the Moon

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The cosmic spirit of Schiaparelli is back! The fall 2016 couture collection which debuted at Paris Fashion week is a star sign believers dream. The falling lines, draped fabrics and gold details are fit for an eccentric empress. Whimsical patterns, colors and appliques play nicely with the geometric cuts in this collection. My love for the moon, the feel of daily cosmic energy and this collection, it’s all a correlation to me. 

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Sun Dreaming

Late last summer I moved 545 miles north of Los Angeles. I made the move with my fiance and its been an adventure. With the move came lots of excitement and curiousities, but it also came with the sadness of missing my best friends and family. I get it, its normal to move on and explore life apart from your family but what about your friends? I miss the casual meet ups like weekend brunches, flea market hunting and movie outtings. Its the little things I miss. Continue reading

Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2016

slThe magical allure of the Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2016 collection comes together like the sultry song Time of the Season by The Zombies. A compilation of rock star style history hit the runway in Los Angeles on February 10th at the Hollywood Palladium. The Pre-Fall 2016  show  which was focused on the mens collection gave us a taste of whats to come for the womens Pre-Fall show premiering March 7. This show  included the first half of the womens collection. Continue reading

Diana Vreeland: The Modern Woman by Alexander Vreeland

With the New Year come new insights, goals and books to read. As I try to catch up on literary classics I always have my eye on the next biographical fashion book that’s out there. I love reading biographies and learning new things about real people that I just can’t get enough of. Last fall, Diana Vreeland The Modern Woman :The Bazaar Years 1936-1962 by Alexander Vreeland was released. This new book from Vreeland’s grandson shares the intimate visual idea’s that came from Vreeland’s mind and then morphed into editorial gold at Harper’s Bazaar! Continue reading

ORLA KIELY- LEAVE ME ALONE

There’s no connection I know of between Orla Kiely’s collections and the New Order song Leave me Alone but the two are linked in my head. I view Orla Kiely’s collections as a daydream that I dont want to stray away from. The textiles catch my eye like fancy stationary in a shop that I just have to have. I will never need it,  I just want it. This past spring I contemplated on buying an Orla Keily skirt directly from their site. The thought of spending $350 on single skirt was a struggle. I spoke about this with a friend because I really, really wanted it and I got her opinion. She pointed out that the skirt was 100% silk and asked me with both hands placed stern on her hips, “are you prepared to take on the responsibility of caring for something made of 100% silk?” The thought of owning silk didn’t scare me, however the thought of spending that much money on a single item did. It’s just not part of my lifestyle right now but  a girl can dream right?

So, its been a couple of months since I had that conversation and you know what? I never got the skirt. So here I am daydreaming about owning the Fall 2015 RTW collection with the music of New Orders Leave Me Alone playing around me. Maybe I’ll shoot for next spring:

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